Early sports specialization tied to higher injury risk in youths

Early sports specialization tied to higher injury risk in youths

Child athletes who focused on a single sport at an early age had a higher likelihood of having an injury history and having multiple injuries, as well as requiring a prolonged injury-related rest, compared with those who played multiple sports, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Researchers also found higher odds of multiple injuries but similar likelihood of getting scholarships or recruitment among those who had 28 hours of weekly training in their sport prior to high school, compared with those who had fewer training hours.
HealthDay News (3/29)

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